In the frame

Let New York’s new spy museum bring out the James Bond in you

Spyscape, two blocks from MoMA, explores the art of espionage Adjaye Associates

Channel your inner 007 at an intriguing new museum: Spyscape, which is dedicated to the art of espionage and is due to open next month in New York, two blocks from MoMA. The immersive, David Adjaye-designed space is spread over two floors and is divided into seven thematic sections, such as hacking and deception—and the for-profit museum is suitably high-tech, featuring smoked glass, mirrored steel and interactive digital maps and screens. Developed by the UK private investment group Archimedia, it cost “tens of millions of dollars” to develop, Spyscape’s chief of staff, Shelby Prichard, told the Wall Street Journal; the precise figure is classified information.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper, 295 November 2017